Controls Engineer for Material Handling

The Controls Engineer works on complex and game-changing projects. The position mostly pertains to the Re manufacturing, postal and parcel, logistics and material handling equipment industries.
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This position would be responsible for the electrical control system design of our conveyor solutions, programming PLCs, troubleshooting, and/or installations. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected in day to day work. Travel might be required. The position is based in Spruce Pine, North Carolina.


  • Own the electrical portion and the concept engineering through our implementation.
  • Design control systems in support of conveying applications where specific features of conveyor equipment are enhanced (enabled) by electronic controls.
  • Independently write, implement, document and debug software for controls systems including field devices such as photoeyes, shaft encoders, barcode scanners, solenoids, scales, etc…
  • Independently design in CAD electrical control panel layouts, bills of materials and schematics
  • Execute budgeting, estimating and pricing of control systems per project or proposal scope.
  • Manage procurement of electrical and control components for control systems.
  • Oversee value engineering of design, components and materials.
  • Manage and in-plant installation and commissioning of control systems in conjunction with equipment installations or leads project commissioning and troubleshooting of field installations
  • Create documentation and training materials for all potential users including but not limited to our own engineers, suppliers, and subcontractors.
  • Conduct in-plant troubleshooting of our control systems.
  • Complete assigned projects to quality standards, on time, and within budget.
  • Interface with a global team of like-minded professionals.


  • Bachelor of Science degree required in Computer Programming, Engineering or other related field.
  • Programming experience – 1-4 years related experience preferred
  • Expertise in industrial control circuit design
  • Proficient in configuring PLC’s, HMI’s, computers, networks, cameras and variable frequency drives which are used to control sorter, conveyors, and other related equipment
  • Proficient in AutoCad LT for control circuit development or similar experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel and Word.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Mastery of English language.
  • Willingness and ability to train Equipment builders.
  • Work in a team environment; acceptance of established standards.
  • Understanding of mechanical systems; willingness to work with hand tools.
  • Ability and willingness to travel if needed and work weekends holidays and overtime when required.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience programming in Rockwell Logix500 and Logix5000 processors using RsLogix500 and Studio5000 programming software
  • Proficient programming Siemens S7-1200 processors using TIA Portal V13.



  • Machinery

Employment Type


Job Functions

  • Engineering
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Spruce Pine

165 One Genesis Way
28777 Spruce Pine Directions 6317227797 View page

Why work with us?

We offer an environment of respect, compassion and we provide competitive salaries and benefits.

  • We Empower People

    We foster a collaborative leadership style so we develop people and provide feedback, collaborate and exchange best practices, empower our teams and provide purpose and direction.

  • Act Like an Entrepreneur

    To challenge the industry we are looking for entrepreneurial minds who dare to act on opportunities and take risks, take ownership and responsibility and embrace innovation.

  • Foster Diversity

    Living your full potential is only possible in an environment of trust in which all act with integrity, honor commitments and tell the truth, act transparently and foster diversity and inclusiveness.

Workplace & culture

We are a multidisciplinary and multicultural team composed of engineers, logistics, technicians and production personnel that bring together creativity and a passion to create superb out-of-the-box experiences to our clients consumers. 


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